Liverpool Identifies First Streets For Slavery Plaques

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The first twenty streets in Liverpool to be considered for plaques explaining their slavery links have been revealed.

Liverpool City Council agreed in January that plaques would be used to explain the city's heritage on statues, buildings, monuments and street names.

Included in the list are well-known locations such as Bold Street, Seel Street and Falkner Square.

All the streets are named after slave traders or places connected with the Atlantic slave trade.

Earlier this year, Mayor Joe Anderson asked National Museums Liverpool and a number of community organisations to advise on how the city's history is told for both visitors and residents.

He said: "I do not believe that changing street names is the answer - it would be wrong to try and airbrush out our past.

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